Advocacy

When it comes to making changes at the government, school board or administration level, parents are the best advocates for their children. As taxpayers and community members, parents have a real voice when it comes to advocating for changes that help children succeed in school and in life.

We are always happy to sit down with parent groups or school councils to talk about the long-term value of music education. Please contact us now at info@bandology.ca or (905) 469-6278.


Bandology supports the Fairness for Arts Ontario movement. Click here to learn more about it.

There are plenty of studies and research on the benefits of music education – click here to find out more.


NEW EVENT – Phone Zap to the provincial government about the value of music education – July 26

The goal of the phone zap is to urge the provincial government to consider the OMEA’s Safe Singing and Playing in Ontario Programs, Fall 2021, reopening guidelines.

This event gives participants the chance to improve school music education by phoning their representatives to ask them to direct school boards to return to singing and playing in their schools by considering the OMEA’s document Safe Singing and Playing in Ontario Music Programs for Fall 2021 written by a team of music educators in June 2021 using the latest science and research.

By phoning local MPPs, the Minister of Education and the Premier, parents can demonstrate their unified voice about the importance of music education. This phone zap is hosted by Bandology in conjunction with the Ontario Music Educators’ Association (OMEA).

The phone zap takes place on Monday, July 26 at 7 pm via Zoom. Everyone – parents, teachers, students, community members – are welcome. Many voices will make our message heard!

Click here to register for the phone zap.

There are two calls to action:

  1. Directing school boards to return to singing and playing in their schools by considering the OMEA’s Safe Singing and Playing in Ontario Music Programs for Fall 2021 document.
  1. Direction for schools to return to safe playing and singing in music classrooms should come from the province, rather than handing off this responsibility to local health units, except in extreme local cases. 

Other ways to help: Make noise on social media. Use the #onted and #musicmatters and #musiceducation hashtags and tag the Premier and Minister Lecce in your tweets to ask that they consider the guidelines for September. Make calls to the Minister of Education and the Premier as well as your local MPP.

Premier Doug Ford: doug.ford@pc.ola.org, (416) 325-1941, Twitter @FordNation 
Minister of Education Stephen Lecce: minister.edu@ontario.ca, (800) 668-9320, Twitter @Sflecce
Parliamentary Assistant Sam Oosterhoff: sam.oosterhoff@ontario.ca, (905) 563-1755, Twitter @samoosterhoff
Email, call or Tweet to your local MPP too – click here to find out how to contact them.